2015-12-03

Serenity House in Flint offers holistic recovery options




FLINT – The Serenity House is a recovery community organization spreading the message of hope to those suffering from addiction in Genesee County. Their mission is to provide a community for those suffering from addiction issues while advocating for change. Executive Director Tara Moreno of Burton said the stigma of guilt and shame in the community is felt by those […]

Graham Road first to get road millage funding




FLINT TWP. — With road millage funds secured for another ten years, approved by voters in the November election, the township board wasted little time starting its spending plan. First on the list is a paving and ditching project for Graham Road that was turned down twice earlier this year. The $168,001 estimate unanimously approved by the board is good […]

In brief



Engineering competition at CAMS on Dec. 5 FLINT TWP. — Various sites in the Flint area have been working on building and programming engineering projects this fall. All will come together for “Power of K’nex and Bridges” an Engineering Competition, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, December 5 at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W. Maple Ave. S Details: www.stemnetics.org […]

C-A board considers contracting bus drivers




FLINT TWP. — Contracting with First Student, a private provider of school bus transportation, is being considered by the Carman- Ainsworth board of education. Like many districts faced with an ongoing struggle to hire its own bus drivers, the board posted a Request for Proposals in October to contract for specific Unfilled Transportation Runs. First Student submitted a bid. At […]

FMCC property acquisition results in major gift



FLINT — The Foundation for Mott Community College (FMCC) has acquired a 9,000-square-foot commercial building derived from a donation, which in turn was recently purchased by Treasure Enterprise, LLC under the auspices of Rev. Larry Holley, Pastor of Abundant Life Community Church of Flint. The building, which is in excellent condition, resulted in a six-figure gift. “The Foundation exists to […]

Not a creature was stirring



‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving but out in front of the Best Buy store on Miller Road, as of early evening, the usual camping out crowd of Black Friday bargain hunters was missing. Perhaps they showed up closer to Best Buy’s 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day opening but in past years many shoppers have pitched tents as early as a week […]

Baker College Online achieves top national rankings for doctoral degree, affordability



FLINT – Baker College Online/ Center for Graduate Studies recently placed among the best in two national rankings for online colleges: · No. 3 in the 2016 rankings of the most affordable online colleges for bachelor’s degrees by College Choice. · No. 10 in the 2016 list of the top 50 online doctoral degrees in business and management by Top […]

Old Newsboys street sale sidelined




FLINT TWP. — Supporters of the Old Newsboys annual Newspaper Sale on December 11 are asked to look for them this year on the side of the road. They will be set up in private parking lots marked with large signs and arrows to direct motorists, said Chris Hamilton, executive director. For the first time in its 91-year history, Old […]

Food Bank kicks off Hunger Solution campaign



GENESEE COUNTY – The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan kicked off the annual holiday campaign Nov. 19 at their Hunger Solution Center. Since 1996 the community has generated more than $9.4 million, resulting in more than 56.6 million meals for people who are hungry. The holiday campaign benefits 417 partner agencies in 22 counties of Michigan with distribution expected to […]

Former car dealer charged with fraud




FLINT — Edward Frank Usewick III of Flint has been charged in an alleged bank fraud scheme involving several now defunct car dealerships. Usewick is facing federal charges which claim he used local car dealerships to organize a bank fraud scheme. He pleaded not guilty Nov. 19 in Flint U.S. District Court where he was arraigned on 20-counts of bank […]


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